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Printing Your Worksheets: Hard Copies Made Easy
Printing Your Worksheets:
Hard Copies Made Easy
We hear about the paperless office all the time, but just cast a glance at your office or
your desk at home—lots of paper still out there, no?
That’s the reality, of course. Sooner or later, you’ll be called upon to commit your
spreadsheet data to printed form—for distribution at meetings, or for handing in to
instructors, or for inclusion in booklets and brochures.
Once you get to it, you’ll find printing in Excel to be pretty simple—as it should be. In
some ways it’s almost self-evident, meaning that with just a bit of exposure to the
feature you’ll probably be able to figure out a good deal of what you need to know by
yourself. And as usual, Excel gives you more than one way to carry out many of the
basic printing tasks.
Deciding What You Want to Print
The first consideration in printing the data on your worksheet is how much of it you want
to print. Your intention may be simple: to print everything on the sheet, and that makes
your job easy. On the other hand, you may want to print just part of the data, but that
objective only makes the job slightly harder.
Printing the Entire Worksheet
Let’s say that for starters you want to print all the data on one worksheet (not the entire
workbook, though). To illustrate, enter the values from Figure 10–1 in cells C9:D13.